Paleo Truffles
In Time for Valentine’s Day

Candy is dandy when looking for a bit of romantic warmth on February 14. But just because you’re pitching woo, doesn’t mean you have to throw your healthy eating habits out the window with a box of high fructose corn syrup filled, store bought candies.

Impress your valentine this year with some amazing homemade truffles.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 10 dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • seeds from 1 whole vanilla bean
  • shredded coconut and cocoa powder to garnish

Recipe from the cookbook Caveman Feast – Check out George Bryant’s for recipes.

Instructions

  1. Combine your pecans, almonds, and cocoa powder in your food processor and pulse until you have a crumble consistency, not powder
  2. Add your dates and pulse until the a mixture is formed, it should resemble a paste (you made need to keep scraping the sides down to help your trusty food processor)
  3. If your mixture is too thick, you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to help you form the truffles (don’t add too much or you will get mush)
  4. Transfer your mixture to a mixing bowland add your cinnamon and vanilla bean seeds and mix well by hand
  5. Form your mixture into 10 equal size truffles
  6. Roll your truffles into the shredded coconut, cocoa powder, both or any other garnish you want. You can used crushed macadamia nuts, sesame seeds, etc
  7. Store in your refrigerator covered for up to 2 weeks


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